Males aged 20 and over, in four industrial categories
|1831 Occupational Categories (simplified)||1831|
|Retail and Handicraft||6|
|1831||1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers, Table  , 'Population Abstract'|
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The 1831 census provided information at parish-level on the number of males aged over 20 in each of nine occupational categories. Here we re-organise those nine categories into four to get some sense of the distribution of agriculture, of the new manufacturing industries and of the urban "trades". "Agriculture" is quite well-defined here, combining large- and small-scale farmers with agricultural labourers. "Manufacturing" is narrowly defined, excluding labourers and "capitalists", and focuses on the new factory-...
based industries. "Retail and handicrafts" covers the many workers in small businesses who sold products at the front of their shop and made them at the back. The "other" category covers "capitalists" and professionals, labourers outside agriculture, servants and "others".